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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Ezenne, Austin; Cook, Lorraine
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Educational Studies
Article Title
Virtual U: Online teaching and learning in higher education
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Caribbean Journal of Education
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Refereed
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Volume ID
24
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
63-73
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Abstract
This is a case study of the experiences of graduate students in the course ED63A, Introduction to Educational administration in the Caribbean, taught online for the first time at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, using Virtual University software. The study examines students' experiences with the Virtual U campus, highlighting their use of computers and information technology in accessing lectures and contributing to online conferences. Students' participation in conferences in the course units was low. This paper discusses the problems students encountered, the benefits obtained by taking the course online as perceived by students, the problems identified by the course lecturer, and the implications of all the findings.....
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